|Origin Waikato, New Zealand|
Years active 2006–present
Genres Acoustic, folk
Labels Black Robin Records
|Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter|
Name Bruno Merz
Instruments Guitar, Piano
|Born September 23, 1976 (age 39) (1976-09-23) |
Albums Through Darkness Into Day, Highways, Departing from Crowds
Similar People MoZella, Taken by Trees, Bobby Long, Josh Kelley, Free Energy
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Bruno Merz is a New Zealand musician and singer-songwriter who grew up in New Zealand to Dutch parents. Around the age of twenty, his search for home led him as far from New Zealand as possible. In Amsterdam, he recorded his first album of demos of songs written during his travels, called Through Darkness into Day. One track from this album, "Nine Sixteen", was chosen as the iTunes/Starbucks pick of the week in 2009.
He recorded his first EP entitled Departing from Crowds in 2009.
A track from this EP, "For You Now", was used in the soundtrack to the Hollywood film Life as We Know It.
Merz currently resides in Leeds, England, where he also works as an illustrator – mainly for children’s books and graphic novels.
In 2014, he returned temporarily to his homeland of New Zealand to record the full-length album Highways, which was released on 25 October 2014.
Merz is also the co-author and illustrator of the children's book Fins, Fluff and Other Stuff.
In 2015, he composed the music for a children's ballet for Northern Ballet's production of Tortoise and the Hare,